THE GREAT DEBATE: Should College Athletes Get Paid?

The Great Debate

 SHOULD COLLEGE ATHLETES GET PAID?

The Great Debate

College athletes spend just as much, or more, of their time at practice, games, and travelling as they do in class and studying.

Being a college athlete is a full time job.

For this, many athletes at major sports programs are rewarded with scholarship money.

But many people think this is not enough.

Football and basketball programs at major colleges bring in millions of dollars and coaches and athletic directors rake in healthy paychecks.

Should the people in charge be sharing the wealth with the student athletes, or is a full-ride for a great education enough?

We asked some of the experts in the field what they thought.

   

MEET THE DEBATERS

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JOE NOCERA/ THE NEW YORK TIMES
SALARY CAPS

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JAY BILAS/ ESPN
FREE MARKET

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RAMOGI HUMA / NATIONAL COLLEGE PLAYER’S ASSOCIATION
EDUCATE ATHLETES

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PATRICK HRUBY / WASHINGTON TIMES
DUMP AMATEURISM

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JOSH LUCHS / AUTHOR, ILLEGAL PROCEDURE
AGENT LOANS

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RICK BURTON / PROFESSOR, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
SLIPPERY SLOPE

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A CLOSER LOOK AT COLLEGE SPORTS AND CASH

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The Most Profitable College Football Teams

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Schools With The Highest Athletic Expenses

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Most Teams Aren’t Making As Much Money As Most Think

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College Athletic Departments With The Highest Income
 

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